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• In response to the mass shooting that occurred in the early hours of August 4, 2019, The Dayton Foundation has established the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund.

• NBC Sports Group and World Rugby today signed a four-year partnership to exclusively present the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series across NBC Sports platforms in the U.S. through 2023. The HSBC Sevens Series was an NBC Sports property from 2010-2016.

• ESPN, X Games and MLB said that four more MLB clubs have joined the Shred Hate initiative, described as a “multi-faceted, innovative bullying prevention program striving to put an end to bullying in schools by encouraging youth to choose kindness.

The Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, New York Yankees and Oakland A’s will “support Shred Hate bullying prevention efforts and have the No Bully methodology implemented within select schools in their markets throughout the 2019-2020 academic year.”

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates are returning to the initiative for a second consecutive year. Other MLB clubs have also been part of the initiative, which launched in 2017.

• The Museum of Ice Cream — a hands-on destination that serves homemade ice cream and offers such activities as cookie carousel to a slide that leads into a pool filled with rainbow sprinkles — will add to its original (2016) San Francisco location with the opening of a second location, in New York City’s Soho (555 Broadway), spanning almost 25,000 square feet over three floors.

• On the same day that Naomi Osaka was named the No. 1 seed for the upcoming U.S. Open, the two-time Grand Slam winner has signed a deal with Hyperice, a recovery and performance technology brand that specializes in vibration and percussion fitness devices. She joins such athletes as Blake Griffin and Lindsey Vonn on the roster. Full story here.
 

• Kellogg's Frosted Flakes has signed a deal to become title sponsor for the renamed Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl.  The postseason CFB game will feature teams from the ACC and Pac-12 in the Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas, on Dec. 31, 2019, and will air for the 52nd consecutive year on CBS. The game was known as the Hyundai Bowl from 2010-18.

• The NFL said the Pro Bowl would return to Orlando's Camping Ground Stadium for the fourth successive year, scheduled for Jan. 26, 2020. It will air live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and be simulcast on ABC (3 PM ET). Full story here.

• Pete Frates and Pat Quinn, co-founders of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, have launched with The ALS Assn. the 5th anniversary of “Challenge Me” with a “new call to action to reignite the passion and generosity of the millions of people who dumped ice water on their heads in the summer of 2014.”

POLL POSITION

XFL Teams (scheduled to begin play Februty 2020)

• Dallas Renegades
Globe Life Park

• Houston Roughnecks
TDECU Stadium

• Los Angeles Wildcats
Dignity Health Sports Park

• New York Guardians
MetLife Stadium

• St. Louis Battlehawks
The Dome

• Seattle Dragons
CenturyLink Field

• Tampa Bay Vipers
Raymond James Stadium

• Washington DC Defenders
Audi Field

KEEPING SCORE

The 32 men and 32 women who will be seeded in the singles draws at the 2019 U.S. Open (Aug. 26-Sept. 8) have named by the USTA:

U.S. Open Men’s Top Ten Seeds
1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia
2. Rafael Nadal, Spain
3. Roger Federer, Switzerland
4. Dominic Thiem, Austria
5. Daniil Medvedev, Russia
6. Alexander Zverev, Germany
7. Kei Nishikori, Japan
8. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece
9. Karen Khachanov, Russia
10. Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain

U.S. Open Women’s Top Ten Seeds
1. Naomi Osaka, Japan
2. Ashleigh Barty, Australia
3. Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic
4. Simona Halep, Romania
5. Elina Svitolina, Ukraine
6. Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic
7. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands
8. Serena Williams, United States
9. Aryna Sabalenka, Belarus
10. Madison Keys, United States

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office Aug. 16-18
1. Good Boys $21M
2. Hobbs & Shaw $14.1M
3. The Lion King $11.9M
4. Angry Birds 2 $10.5M
5. Scary Stories $10M
6. 47 Meters Down $9M
7. Dora and the Lost City of Gold $8.5M
8. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood $7.6M
9. Blinded By the Light $4.5M
10.The Art of Racing in the Rain $4.4M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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Channel Chasers

NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 6 Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 13 Carolina Panthers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
• Nov. 3 Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium

NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football).

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Jun062019

Hey Daddy-O: Father’s Day Spend On Tickets, Ties, Tech To Hit Record $16 Billion

“I think the saddest day of my life was when I realized I could beat my Dad at most things, and Bart experienced that at the age of four.” — Homer Simpson

By Barry Janoff

June 6, 2019: More than 75% of people in the U.S. will celebrate Father’s Day on June 16 — most likely including The Simpsons — spending an average of $139 for predicted record total of $16 billion.

That total is up some $700 million from last year’s $15.3 billion spend, which was a slight dip from the previous record spend of $15.5 billion in 2017, according to the National Retail Federation.

The average spend per person of $139 is up from last year’s $132.82, and up from $91 in 2009.

Spending on Dad’s Day has gone almost $7 billion, about 70%, since 2009 ($9.4 billion) and $4 billion since 2014 ($12.5 billion).

However, Dads should not feel too cocky: Spend on Mother’s Day last month hit a record $25 billion.

“Fathers, husbands and sons can expect to feel the love this Father’s Day,” Matthew Shay, NRF president and CEO, said via the Washington D.C.-based organization.

“Over the past decade, spending on Father’s Day gifts has increased significantly. Retailers are ready with gifts that will have no problem impressing dad.”

More than 45% of people will get Dad clothing or a special outing. More than 61% will buy a card.

Greeting cards were also the most popular gift on Mother’s Day, followed by flowers, special outing, gift cards and clothing. The Dad’s list is greeting cards, special outing, clothing, gift cards and books/CDs.

Among others planning Father’s Day events, MLB has unveiled special T-shirts from Fanatics, polo shirts from Under Armour and caps from New Era for the occasion (available here.).

According to NRF, the top category spends include special outings such as sports events, theater or movies ($3.3 billion), clothing ($2.5 billion), gift cards ($2.5 billion), electronics ($1.8 billion), home improvement or gardening supplies (($927 million), personal care ($905 million), tools or appliances ($863 million), greeting cards ($830 million), sporting goods ($822 million), automotive accessories ($708 million) and books/CSs ($588 million).

According to Phil Rist, vp-strategy, Prosper Insight & Analytics, which conducts the annual survey for NRF, “It’s important to consumers of all ages that their gift for dad is unique and creates a special memory.

“For example, subscription box services have become a popular unique gift option, particularly among younger consumers.”

NRF said the biggest drivers of Father’s Day spending are growth in spend by consumers ages 35-44 — an average $197.66, over $100 more than this age group spent ten years ago.

By category, the biggest growth spending will be seen in clothing, special outings and gift cards.

More than half of those surveyed plan to buy for their fathers or stepfathers (53%); others will shop for their husbands (27%) or sons (9%).

When shopping, 39% will go to department stores, 34% will shop online, 24%at a discount store, 23% at a specialty store, 11% at a specialty clothing store and 2%via catalog.

Nearly six-in-ten Father’s Day shoppers (57%) with smartphone/tablets plan to use their device to assist in Father’s Day gifting decisions, with 38% using their mobile device to research products and compare prices.

The survey of 7,591 consumers was conducted May 1-9 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.2% points.

Mother’s Day Spend Predicted To Reach Record $25B


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